WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Duo Health, a new type of medical group for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage kidney disease (ESKD) announces the appointment of Richard Barager, MD, FACP as Chief Medical Officer and Anthony Perry, MD as Chief Clinical Officer. Barager is a distinguished nephrologist with more than 35 years of practice and deep experience as a physician, medical practice owner, and NACD-certified Board Director. Perry is a physician-leader with foundation in geriatric medical services and demonstrated success in experiences ranging from hospital operations leadership to integrated physician practice leadership. The experienced and complementary clinical leadership exemplifies Duo’s mission to pioneer true value-based care in the CKD space.
Prior to joining Duo Health, Dr. Barager was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in Southern California. Additionally, he was Co-Founder of North Coast Kidney Consultants and served as Medical Director at North Coast Kidney Center, leading this multi-award-winning dialysis clinic for 30 years, regularly ranking among the top clinicians nationwide for quality.
Before joining Duo Health, Dr. Perry spent his career at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC), an academic medical center with strong commitment to mission and recent achievements that include being ranked #1 nationally in quality and accountability by Vizient. He served as Vice President for the RUMC Ambulatory Transformation Center where he led in the delivery of new facilities and delivery of digital innovations to the care environment. Perry also served as Division Chief, Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, and as Vice President, Population Health where he served as RUMC lead for the partnership that created the Medical Home Network ACO to provide care for over 150,000 Medicaid recipients in Cook County, IL.
“Richard is a distinguished nephrology leader whose decades-long experience in patient practice and practice leadership are fundamental to Duo Health’s commitment to maximize clinical performance and achieve the health outcomes necessary to reimagine the state of kidney care in the United States,” said Duo’s CEO and Co-Founder, Nathan Goldstein.
Adds Goldstein, “The addition of Tony to our clinical leadership reflects our commitment to combining inspired geriatrics with innovative nephrology. Tony is a natural leader and has unmatched experience in delivering empathetic care in the exam rooms and living rooms of seniors from all walks of life. His genuine passion for geriatric care supports our unique care model in better partnering with nephrology practices and health systems and our ability to provide complete care for patients with CKD and ESKD.”
About Duo Health:
Duo Health (“Duo”) is a new type of medical group designed around the needs of patients with chronic kidney disease and their physicians. Duo’s unique Health Mobilization™ platform partners multidisciplinary care teams with community nephrologists and activates all the other clinicians, facilities, and community organizations necessary to treat the whole patient on their own terms. The Duo Health team is comprised of leaders in value-based health care, technology and behavioral science who share a vision for advancing health equity one relationship at a time. For more information visit www.duohealth.com.